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New Orleans, Metairie DUI/DWI Lawyer
If you're facing DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges in the Metairie and New Orleans, Louisiana area, understanding your situation and the potential consequences is crucial. Moisant Law Firm specializes in providing robust defense strategies for those accused of DUI/DWI, ensuring your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
What is DUI/DWI?
DUI/DWI refers to the offense of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In Louisiana, you can be charged with DWI if you're found driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, or if drugs are detected. This applies to all drivers, regardless of vehicle type.
Penalties for DUI/DWI Convictions in Louisiana
The penalties for DUI/DWI convictions in Louisiana increase with each subsequent offense, underscoring the need for an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
First Conviction: Penalties can include a fine of $300 to $1,000, up to six months in jail, driver's license suspension for up to one year, and mandatory participation in a substance abuse program and driver improvement program.
Second Conviction: Increased penalties include a fine of $750 to $1,000, 30 days to 6 months in jail, driver's license suspension for up to two years, and mandatory community service and substance abuse treatment.
Third Conviction: This is considered a felony offense, with penalties including a fine of $2,000, one to five years in prison, driver's license suspension for up to three years, vehicle forfeiture, and mandatory enrollment in substance abuse and driver improvement programs.
Contact Moisant Law Firm for a Free Case Evaluation
At Moisant Law Firm, we understand the stress and uncertainty that come with DUI/DWI charges. Our experienced team is committed to providing personalized and effective defense strategies tailored to your unique situation. If you're in the Metairie and New Orleans area and facing DUI/DWI charges, don't hesitate to contact us at 225-803-0596 for a free case evaluation. Let us help you navigate this challenging time and work towards the best possible outcome for your case.
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